One man dies in Sunday morning ATV crash on Anthony Wayne Trail, state troopers say

An air ambulance was called to the scene but could not arrive due to the dense fog conditions Sunday morning.
Published: Oct. 1, 2023 at 9:53 AM EDT
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WATERVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WTVG) - One man died in a Sunday morning all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash on the Anthony Wayne Trail, according to OSHP troopers.

OSHP troopers say a red Honda 450 ATV was traveling eastbound around 6:20 a.m. on the Anthony Wayne Trail and went off the north side of the road while attempting to turn left on Dutch Road. Officials say 21-year-old Cory Berndt, of Waterville, was operating the vehicle and then hit a pole, which caused him to bump his head. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to OSHP.

Officials on the scene told 13 Action News an air ambulance was called but could not arrive due to the dense fog conditions Sunday morning.

Officials say they transported Berndt to a local hospital for treatment, where he was later pronounced dead. Officials say only one ATV was involved in the crash.

“Yeah definitely take your time because your reactionary gap isn’t going to be there because you can’t really see,” said OSHP Sgt. Metzger. “So if you’re doing 70 mph on the interstate, it’s going to take you a little while to see if a deer comes running out in front of you. So, especially when it’s foggy out like this take your time.”

OSHP, Waterville police, Waterville Township police and the Waterville Fire Department responded to the scene. Officials say the crash remains under investigation at this time.

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